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On This Day — October 11th

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October 11th is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1142 – The Treaty of Shaoxing was ratified, ending the Jin–Song Wars, although sporadic fighting continued until 1234.

1311 – The peerage and clergy of the Kingdom of England published the Ordinances of 1311 to restrict King Edward II’s powers.

1840 – Bashir Shihab II surrendered to the Ottoman Empire and was removed as Emir of Mount Lebanon after an imperial decree by Sultan Abdülmecid I.

1950 – A field-sequential color system developed by Hungarian-American engineer Peter Goldmark became the first color television system to be adopted for commercial use, only for it to be abandoned a year later.

1987 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The Indian Peace Keeping Force began Operation Pawan to take control of Jaffna from the Tamil Tigers and enforce their disarmament as a part of the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord.

Celebrity Birthdays

Joan Cusack turns 56

Luke Perry turns 52

Artie Lange turns 51

Emily Deschanel turns 42

Matt Bomer turns 41

Michelle Trachtenberg turns 33

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